Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I'm in Australia, our horses live in "paddocks" and we ride in arenas. A yard to us is just a small enclosed area to keep a horse, usually not too much bigger than a stable.
A stable to us is literally the individual stable or "stall", stables refer the stable block, not the property.
Agistment isn't really boarding here, because we have boarding as well. Boarding includes extras, like feed or someone who cares for the horse, like feeding it daily and cleaning the stable. Agistment is just paying to keep your horse somewhere, they take care of the fences and provide water, but you feed and care for your own horse.
We go on "trail rides" and if some does "hacking" it means they compete in sort of "standard" shows with turn out, horse, led and rider classes.
We have floats not trailers. We rug, we don't blanket. We use halter for rope and webbing halters, "bridle" for anything with a bit.
And we never call them "Aussie Saddles" just stock saddles and they never have horns.